IC IG Forum Whistleblower Ombudsman

U.S. Federal Government - Reston, VA (30+ days ago)4.3


Duties
    • Summary Position Information:

      This is an opportunity for:
      • An internal or external candidate to fill a GS-15 cadre position.
      Who May Apply

      Current GS employees at the same grade as the advertised position grade may apply.
      Former members of the Peace Corps may be considered for ODNI employment only if five full years have elapsed since separation from the Peace Corps.
      • For a cadre assignment:
        • Current ODNI permanent cadre.
        • Current ODNI Staff Reserve Employees. (A staff reserve employee who currently occupies this position may not apply.)
        • Current Federal Government employees. (Current GS employees at the same grade as the advertised position grade may apply.
        • Candidates outside the Federal Government.
      Salary Determination:
      • The ODNI uses a rank-in-person system in which rank is attached to the individual. A selected ODNI candidate or other Federal Government candidate will be assigned to the position at the employee's current GS grade and salary.
      • For a selected non-Federal Government candidate, salary will be established within the salary range listed above, based on education and experience.

      Responsibilities This position, under the IC IG Forum, will serve as the IC IG Ombudsman by engaging IC employees and senior leaders at all levels to shed light on broad IG complaint patterns and systemic trends, promoting better communication regarding IG mission practices, fostering constructive dialogue, increasing collaboration, improving transparency, and facilitating equitable outcomes. This engagement includes providing informal information to IC employees and senior leaders on engagements with IGs; whistleblower protections; and potential reprisal issues. In addition, the IC IG Ombudsman will capture statistical data including types of inquiries, and requests for information, which will assist in identifying trends, systemic issues, and opportunities for IG process improvements. The position will provide an informed point of contact for IC employees and contractors who wish to discuss informally about their concerns involving engagements with IGs on work-related activities and programs without fear of reprisal, and will aid the IC workforce by providing an informal, independent, confidential, and credible resource that engenders respect and confidence.

      Provide a confidential and informal forum to address potential whistleblower issues, IC whistleblower protections, and reprisal issues with IC employees.
      Develop briefing and informational packets, and arrange meetings to publicize the IC IG ombudsman function and purpose.

      Receive and act on informal IG-related inquiries or complaints raised by IC employees by offering an informal avenue for redress or to provide IC employees with information on engaging with an IG.

      Partner and interact with the IC IG Forum Members and Senior IG personnel on trends and systemic issues that can be addressed through IC IG Forum initiatives.
      Engage with ODNI components that have an IC-wide oversight responsibility like Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity; Civil Liberties, Privacy, and Transparency Office, and others to ensure that all potential avenues of redress are explored.

      Engage with the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency on Whistleblower Ombudsman initiatives to learn and implement best practices, understand policy and statutory requirements, and training opportunities.

      Manage and coordinate taskings responses, work activities, assignments, and projects internal to the organization, within the ODNI, and across the IC, ensuring the effective completion of initiatives and requirements.

      Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

      Supervisory status No

    • Job family (Series) 0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

    • Requirements Requirements Conditions of Employment Desired Requirements:

      Knowledge of the Federal ombudsman function, and knowledge and understanding of EEO and grievance policies, procedures, and Federal regulations.

      Experience and skill in counseling and negotiation techniques.
      Legal background or expertise.

      Ombudsman Training.

      Qualifications Mandatory and Educational Requirements:

      Strong interpersonal skills and superior ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels.

      Ability to elicit information through interviews, focus groups, and question and answer sessions.

      Briefing skills to provide employees with useful information, an open line of communication, and reaching a resolution for each individual employee.

      Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to clearly convey complex information and ideas to all employee levels.

      Knowledge of each IC element's IG components and their functions; their respective authorities, whistleblower protections, and knowledge of applicable review processes.

      Education N/A

      Additional information Agency Contact Information:

      ODNI Recruitment; Phone: 301-243-0731; Email: Recruitment_TeamB@dni.gov

      How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

      You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
      Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the position description and required KSAs and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. The description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the work performed. Applicants will also be evaluated on their narrative responses to the KSAs. The best qualified applicants will be further evaluated through an interview process.

      Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Top Secret/SCI

    • Required Documents Required Documents Desired Requirements:

      Knowledge of the Federal ombudsman function, and knowledge and understanding of EEO and grievance policies, procedures, and Federal regulations.

      Experience and skill in counseling and negotiation techniques.

      Legal background or expertise.

      Ombudsman Training.

      If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

      Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

    • Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

      Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.